Italy talks fail again to end political deadlock

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Posted: Mar 29, 2013 4:12 PM
Italy talks fail again to end political deadlock

ROME (AP) — Italy's president and party leaders have failed in another round of talks to end five weeks of political deadlock over forming a new government.

The nation had been waiting to see if President Giorgio Napolitano had chosen someone new on Friday to try to forge a viable coalition after inconclusive election results last month.

But Napolitano's office said the head of state was taking more time to find a way out of the impasse. Analysts say Napolitano will most likely ask a figure outside of partisan politics to put together a government that can last long enough to enact economic and electoral reform before new elections are called.

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Parliament is largely split in three blocs, each without enough seats to govern alone.